If you liked the WorldBeat sounds of Massive Attack, this is going to be an album you are going to enjoy. It is haunting chillout album by Scandinavian quartet, Bliss, and has a lot eastern flavors garnishing an ethereal electronica sound. Its the kind of music you love on a cold foggy summer afternoon in San Francisco. The album has so many goodies – like the haunting, sensual and seductive vocals by guest vocalist, Sophie Barker. North African and flamenco influences do spice-up this album. But the song of the album is Duniya. Ambient Music Guide calls it “an exceptionally polished blend of pop phrasing, ethereal electronics, Eastern flavours and neo-classical strings was bound to get noticed thanks to its surface.” I am almost sorry that I am getting around to the 2004 release. Duniya alone is worth buying this album.
Dunia from the album “Quiet Letters (U.S. Edition)” by Bliss